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#551353 - 07/23/19 05:07 AM Re: Historic Henry double rifle displayed for 1st time [Re: Richard B]
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For me, it's sad that in the above exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland it's displayed in its case.

I'm told that rifles should always be displayed thus, but I couldn't see the majesty of it that way.

https://beta.photobucket.com/u/rrdb/p/1b6fa1f3-7981-46fd-9b86-0c740b48d425


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#553049 - 08/18/19 10:14 PM Re: Historic Henry double rifle displayed for 1st time [Re: Richard B]
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Originally Posted By: Richard B
For me, it's sad that in the above exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland it's displayed in its case.

I'm told that rifles should always be displayed thus, but I couldn't see the majesty of it that way.

https://beta.photobucket.com/u/rrdb/p/1b6fa1f3-7981-46fd-9b86-0c740b48d425

Goodness gracious that is a travesty. It's almost a back-handed compliment: "Oh, and here is a GUN, but we don't want you to see it fully assembled as a GUN, but broken down into its constituent parts that you can barely see or comprehend how together they could be a GUN..."
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#553056 - 08/19/19 07:37 AM Re: Historic Henry double rifle displayed for 1st time [Re: Richard B]
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There are a couple of other rifles, including a Henry, in the exhibition, shown in their entirety … so they "could" have.
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#553071 - 08/19/19 11:44 AM Re: Historic Henry double rifle displayed for 1st time [Re: Richard B]
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Rifles in a museum or similar display are always hung up so viewers get as close to a 360 as possible. Many have mirrors to show the off side when the gun is reclining.


Edited by pamtnman (08/19/19 11:45 AM)
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